currently: listening to 'My Home' by GOT7.
We travelled 27 hours, took two long-haul flights, crossed many oceans, and finally reached the big British city of London. A bustling and busy urban cityscape, London was my introduction to the other side of the Western world and the original foundations of New Zealand's European culture. We walked for endless hours in the chilling British wind and autumn weather, and the stops we had for food were our most welcome breaks. Here are some of the best and most memorable places we ate across those three days in the City of London.
Best Breakfast: Poached Eggs in Quinoa at London Grind
Best Lunch: Fish & Chips at Bag O' Nails
Served with peas, curry sauce, tartare sauce, pickled onions, sliced bread and butter - these fish and chips were something very different from my hometown takeaways which are typically wrapped in newspaper. The fish was crispy and not too oily, the chips were just right, but the side dishes were interesting to mix with. It was a pretty filling meal that I was glad we chose to share it between two. The only downfall was how long we waited to receive our food. But to be honest, it really was the best lunch of the whole London trip.
Best Dinner: Duck and Waffle at Duck & Waffle
But my friend knew what she was doing booking a table at 9 pm on a Friday night, and we dined in the most perfect location of the restaurant - a corner view overlooking London Bridge and the Gerkin. The service there was fantastic as they really took care of you, and the waiter knew how to take the right photo.
As for the dinner - wow. We all got the famous signature 'Duck and Waffle' dish, and while I'm not typically a big duck eater, you couldn't deny how well cooked it was as the skin was so crispy, yet the meat could be easily pulled off the bone. Drizzled with this yummy mustard maple syrup, and served between a waffle and a fried egg, this dish is served all day - but it doesn't feel like you were having breakfast at 9 pm. A perfect meal with a perfect view.
Best Sweet Street Food: Nosteagia Bubble Waffle
Best Savoury Street Food: Matador from Pieminister, Borough Market
And just on a side note - London eatery names are on point with their puns.